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Geography Lead: Mr Hazelby
At , we ensure the curriculum provides a coherent, progressive and challenging approach to the teaching of geography within the context of the wider curriculum, enabling our children to flourish. Geography is a key foundation subject within our school curriculum and has a vital role in developing literacy and deepening pupils' understanding of the physical and human aspects, their structure and impact on our world. It celebrates the wonder and awe of the natural world as well as helps pupils to understand the variety of impact that human beings have upon our planet through land use and care.
Learning from geography, our school helps children to develop a sense of humanity’s key role in protecting and caring for the planet as well as the wonder of God’s creation. Through Human Geography and learning about the world we call home, pupils are learning the skills of:
At , we understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society. We promote a respect for and understanding of different faiths and cultures. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child is central to everything that we do as a school and central to our school vision. This is evidenced through our teaching and learning, our inclusive environment and through the many opportunities provided for our children to understand democracy, law, liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
Pupils are taught to consider the impact humans have on the planet and the impact the physical processes have upon us and are taught to develop links between these practices and processes, enabling them to reach their own conclusions.
Children are monitored on a regular basis to check progress. We encourage all pupils to take responsibility for their own and their peers learning. Teacher assess and monitor progress through their teaching and questioning to enable then to adjust accordingly through planning to meet the children’s individual learning needs and through written work linked to the geographical content.
At Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, we believe that all pupils should have the opportunities to share their pupil voice. We do this in a number of ways. The curriculum allows opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding when using their pupil voice. The subject leader finds out pupil’s opinions about the teaching of Geography and the content covered through interviewing selected pupils during lesson observations and pupil conference opportunities. The subject leader acts upon the comments and suggestions of pupils wherever possible.
This will be monitored through the collection of pupil and staff voices and any adjustments to the programme made where appropriate.